Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Protecting Consumers of Information

By Lucas Dodge Published March 24, 2014

Technological development in the information sector is outpacing the capacity for regulatory bodies to craft effective policy; the Internet is presenting unique challenges in terms of free speech, privacy, and consumer protection.


Re-evaluating Schedule I Controlled Substances

By Lucas Dodge Published October 3, 2013

In the United States, the Controlled Substance Act gives the Executive branch authority to classify drugs according to their medical uses and the potential for abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - the federal agency tasked with enforcing controlled substance laws - uses these categorizations, or "schedules" as guidelines for prioritizing enforcement.


Drug Testing for Welfare: Bad Policy

By Lucas Dodge Published May 1, 2013

As of March 28, 2013, there are bills in the Kansas and Texas state legislatures requiring certain welfare applicants and recipients to submit to drug testing. They are partially modeled off a Florida law that was recently struck down by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.